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Extremism in the Digital Reality

January 14, 2021

At the end of December, the Department of International Law and Political Science in cooperation with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA, Moscow), held an inter-university round table on the topic “Extremism in digital reality. New challenges in the struggle for the legal consciousness of the young”, which was attended by Chairman of judicial panel on criminal cases of the Samara regional court V. A. Korepin, head of the investigative department of the Federal Security Service in Samara region the Colonel of justice D. A. Chizhov, heads of migration units of the Samara Department of Internal Affairs (DAI) of the Main DAI for the Samara Region of the Russian Federation.

Moderator – Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and Political Science Yefremova E.A.

At the opening of the event, head of the Department of International Law and Political Science, Doctor of Jurisprudence/Doctor in Law (higher doctoral degree/ first professional degree) Sergey Bortnikov said that this event is held in the framework of the "Comprehensive plan to counter the ideology of terrorism in the Russian Federation for the years 2019-2023" (approved by the President of the Russian Federation of December 28, 2018  №2665), aimed at forming a culture of tolerance, prevention of the ideology of extremism in the youth environment. He articulated milestones for building the multinational multi-religious nation in modern times.

The chairman of the criminal cases Division of the Samara Regional Court, V. A. Korepin, noted that extremism in all its manifestations is one of the main problems that destabilize the sustainable development of any modern society, including the Russian one.

Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich introduced the practice in criminal cases, extremist specified in articles 280, 282, 282.1 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation, which developed in the courts of General jurisdiction of the Samara region, stressing the need for cooperation between public authorities, educational institutions, social organizations, religious organizations, in the implementation of preventive measures for the prevention of extremism (full text will be published in the Economist magazine).

The head of the investigative department of the Federal Security Service in Samara Region, Colonel of Justice D. A. Chizhov, said that the frequent manifestations of extremism among young people in recent years are of particular concern, as evidenced by numerous examples of negative information and psychological impact on teenagers and young people through the Internet by individuals and groups of extremist orientation, which need to be identified by committee.

Associate Professor of the Department of National and Federal Relations, Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Management of the RANEPA R. G. Hajiyeva spoke about the necessity to form a common civic identity among young people, as the most important factor in preserving the territorial integrity of the country.

Various aspects of prevention of extremism and terrorism were announced in the reports of the Chairperson of the Commission on information policy and support of youth initiatives in youth Parliament of the Samara regional Duma A. Y. Nikolsky, Head of the Department on migration issues of the Promyshlennny district, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on Samara police Colonel Zhdanova E. N., the acting head of the Department for migration Affairs of the Soviet district of the MIA administration for the Samara police captain of Rudnyk T. Y., Deputy Director of the Institute of law Sidorova, A. V., associate Professor of International law and political science Ephremova E. A.

Students of Law Faculty  Podgorskaya, Ya. Yarotskaya, V. Tikhonova, and a student of the RANEPA ION, O. Kozlova, also took part in the round table and made presentations.

In continuation of the scientific discussion, it was decided to develop and implement methodological recommendations on countering extremism and terrorism among young people in the activities of educational institutions and law enforcement agencies, having previously discussed this project at the site of the SSEU Institute of Law on April 22, 2021.